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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.

When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.

The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.

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The Fellowship of the Ring, part one of J.R.R. Tolkien"s epic masterpiece, arrived, as C. S. Lewis proclaimed, "like lightning from a clear sky" fifty years ago. With the text now fully corrected to meet the author"s exacting wishes by a team of scholars under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien, this new one-volume edition has been entirely reset for a new generation.

About the Author

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

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moradi.yavar, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by moradi.yavar)
This barely squeaks by, as it was one of the earliest books I read in the past decade. It still holds the top position, though -- nothing I've read since has topped Lord of the Rings in terms of complexity and power.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618640157
Author:
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Middle earth (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
50
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Lord of the Rings
Series Volume:
One Volume
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Maps, appendixes
Pages:
1216
Dimensions:
8.27x5.51x1.74 in. 2.62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by , The Fellowship of the Ring, part one of J.R.R. Tolkien"s epic masterpiece, arrived, as C. S. Lewis proclaimed, "like lightning from a clear sky" fifty years ago. With the text now fully corrected to meet the author"s exacting wishes by a team of scholars under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien, this new one-volume edition has been entirely reset for a new generation.
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